50 ft internet connection cable

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foxtrotsam2

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my friend has an old pentium 133
cpu 133mhz
win98 SE

I tuned it up for him, did a complete format and fdisk, clean install win98 SE, ran pretty decent, hooked her up to direct cable connection and she took off like an old sweetheart lookin for a new lover. :)

Problem: took her upstairs to his bedroom and ran a 50 ft cable to my router downstairs and she wouldn't budge, no matter what i tried, reversed the whole process, took her back down, hooked her up, zip, she's gone again.
Maybe she ain't strong enough for the long cable?? I don't know.

Any ideas. Thanx guys, you're always alot of help.
 
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Howdy,

In Network Neighborhood, make sure that under "Identification" all the computers share the same "workgroup" name.

SM
 
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Check the cable. It is really the only thing you changed, assuming everything else worked properly. (booted up and ran ok)
 

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Also, a 50 foot CAT5 Ethernet cable should be no issue, I have over 100 feet going to my basement for my TiVo and downstairs machine. CAT5 will run 100 meters under the standard, and usually quite a bit more.
 
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foxtrotsam2 said:
hooked her up to direct cable connection and she took off like an old sweetheart
I think spaceman is on to something. Downstairs it was a direct connection. Foxtrot, have you connected the computer to the router downstairs?

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